Nurse Educator Certificate

College of Nursing


Are you interested in becoming a nurse educator in an academic or clinical setting? The online Nurse Educator Certificate will prepare you with the knowledge you need to become a nurse educator in various settings. For nurses with master’s or doctoral preparation, these graduate level courses contribute to your eligibility to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). The certificate includes four courses with a total of 12 graduate credit hours. Each course is seven weeks long, which means you can complete the certificate in as little as two semesters.

Application Requirements: Students must have – or be in the process of earning – either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a higher degree in nursing (such as a Master of Science in Nursing) to apply.

Ready for your next step? Students who complete this certificate may be interested in the Master of Science in Nursing or the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Campus Requirements: 

The majority of the coursework for this certificate can be completed online, however students must also complete a hands-on teaching experience with a preceptor in person, wherever they're located.

Sample Courses

Nursing 7530

Clinical Instruction in Nursing (Asynchronous)

Instruction in the clinical setting, simulation, ethics, legal considerations, due process, feedback in the clinical setting.
Nursing 7536

Principles of Instructional Design for Nurses (Asynchronous)

Course and program design, backward design process, writing course and module objectives, integration of technology into course design and teaching, quality online and face-to-face course design and Bloom's taxonomy of learning.
Nursing 7537

Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing (Asynchronous)

Standards and processes for assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes; evaluation strategies for the individual, course and program.
Nursing 7538

Teaching in Nursing Capstone (Asynchronous)

Culminating course bringing together educational theory, learning environment, academic versus practice setting, teaching strategies and learner characteristics.

Featured Faculty

Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Professor, Director of the Translational/Implementation Research Core, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP, Director of DNP Program, Nurse Executive Track
Tara O'Brien
Assistant Professor
Carolyn Schubert
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Tara King
Director of Assessment and Evaluation; Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

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